“Nude with Flower” – 1969

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Hirshman “nailed” this nude with an outline of nails, hair of washers and shadows of honeycomb webbing – an uncommon means for portraying a common subject of studio-bound artists. While the result may appear simple, Hirshman, who never used live models, showed his sensual understanding of the female form by creating a complex construction that lovers – and carpenters – could appreciate.

This is one of only a few known Hirshman pieces which uses a real object for what it is representing – a flower for the flower.


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